501 Ranch Events
Imagine a South Texas special event in a setting so spectacular that guests leave with lasting memories and that warm “feel good” feeling they will never forget. Locomotive 501 Ranch, the sprawling property on which you will find The 501 Lodge, features one of the most memorable settings in Texas for weddings along with facilities designed for unforgettable events, such as rehearsal dinners, corporate retreats, family gatherings, anniversary parties, and more.
At 501 Ranch, we look forward to serving as your dream venue, hosting the event of a lifetime and answering any questions during the planning process. Contact us now to begin planning your special occasion.
We take pride in every detail of our property to ensure we’ve captured that Southern charm you’re seeking at your event. The 501 Lodge includes the great hall, lounge, private dining room, two dining patios, kitchen and bridal suite.
Located where the rolling hills meet the Nueces River, the 12,000-acre 501 Ranch offers your guest a unique experience. Meeting planners can take advantage of the 501 Ranch, which mixes the property’s rural charm with a modern twist.
“When guests walk into the lodge for the first time, they’re taken back,” says Nan Ede, events manager for 501 Ranch. “The space is absolutely beautiful. It’s rustic and ranch-like but has a modern flair to it with wooden chandeliers. It’s very Texas.”
501 Ranch offers about 14,000 square feet of event space, including a Great Hall with two fireplaces and a Bar & Saloon where about 300 people can be seated. A private dining room can accommodate up to 100 people. The Lodge has two outdoor patios; the stone patio at the back of the building features a fire pit and an outdoor bar overlooking the lake.
An outdoor pavilion can seat up to 800 people, though it typically hosts groups of about 300. The pavilion is popular for corporate picnics, Ede says, and has an outdoor kitchen with two wood-burning fireplaces. The ranch does not offer on-site catering; meals are typically catered into the property.
The ranch currently has accommodations for 25 guests, but plans to add cottages around the lake this summer and fall to accommodate triple that number for church and corporate retreats. Additional accommodations are available in Uvalde, 6 miles north of the ranch.